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08/18/2022

Governor Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts

Last data at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 18, 2022

(HARTFORD, CT) – As the State of Connecticut continues to take action in response to the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates at 3:00 p.m. Thursday August 18, 2022:

Connecticut Testing Data Updates

The following is a summary of newly reported data on COVID-19 in Connecticut over the past 7 days.

General summary

Cumulative
(except for the hospital census)

last 7 days

Positive PCR/NAAT tests

942 161

3,449

All PCR/NAAT tests

15,174,694

34,904

Positivity test (pos/all PCR/NAAT)

9.88%

Patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19

329

+4

Deaths associated with COVID-19

11,180

+16

To read the full data report, visit data.ct.gov/coronavirus and click on the button labeled “Data Report”. This website also contains several other data reports, including on the topics of vaccinations, schools, nursing homes, childcare, gathering places, and economic impact.

Connecticut Vaccine Administration Data Updates

The following data was submitted to the CT WiZ vaccination information system as of August 16, 2022.

Total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19:

Dose

Total administered

At least one dose

3,052,082

fully vaccinated

2,760,106

Additional dose 1

1,606,333

Additional dose 2

352,918

Percentage of people having received at least one dose by age group:

  • >95% of 65+
  • >95% of people aged 55-64
  • 92% of 45-54 year olds
  • 91% of 35-44 year olds
  • 88% of 25-34 year olds
  • 85% of 15-24 year olds
  • 73% of 10-14 year olds
  • 50% of those between 5 and 9 years old
  • 8% of those between 0-4

To locate a vaccination clinic in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Connecticut Watershed Data Updates

The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that as of August 17, 2022, a total of 266,930 cases of COVID-19 among fully immunized people in Connecticut have been identified. These cases represent 9.72% of the more than 2.7 million people in the state who are fully vaccinated.

For more data on the breakthrough cases in Connecticut, see pages 5 and 6 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

Variant Data Updates in Connecticut

The following data contains the cumulative number of SARS-CoV-2 variants that have been identified among Connecticut residents to date:

Concerning variants

Monitored variants

  • Alpha: 2,525 cases
  • Beta: 23 cases
  • Gamma: 137 cases
  • Delta: 16,289
  • Epsilon: 60 cases
  • Zeta: 1 case
  • Eta: 10 cases
  • Iota: 718 cases
  • Kappa: 2 cases
  • Mu: 84 cases

For more information on variants, see pages 7 and 8 of this week’s extended COVID-19 data report.

Providing Information to Connecticut Residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to state text alerts by texting the keyword COVIDCT at 888-777.

People with general questions that the website does not answer can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual support. Anyone who is out of state or needs a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended for use by people who do not have symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone with symptoms is urged to contact their doctor.

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